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Restaurant near Harvard....or between Harvard and BU

Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 03:47 AM

taking 2 week course at BU and will be walking to Harvard this afternoon to see the university and grab some dinner. Any suggestions for casual dining?

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    calliope_nh RE: Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 04:06 AM

    Izzy's Sub Shop, is more casual than casual dining but sure is yummy. They offer a selection of Purto Rican food. It is a couple blocks east of MIT.


    Izzy's Restaurant
    72 Spring St, New Bedford, MA 02740

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      pemma RE: Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 05:29 AM

      Russell House Tavern right in the middle of the square is one choice.

      Russell House Tavern
      14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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        teezeetoo RE: Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 06:06 AM

        if your not drinking, Cafe Baraka or Basta Pasta are both very good, very inexpensive.

        Baraka Cafe
        80 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. justbeingpolite RE: Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 06:18 AM

          If you're in a burger mood. Mr and Mrs Bartley's Burger Cottage is a classic Harvard Sq. experience. Some on the board are not fans of the griddled thick burger, but the show is good and I really like the burger. Nice charred crusty outside, good flavor inside.

          Bartley's Burger Cottage
          1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

          1. greenzebra RE: Sarahishungry Jun 14, 2011 06:57 AM

            Russell House Tavern (Harvard) or Green St (Central Square) are both good casual places - food is better IMO at Russell House, drinks are definitely better at Green St. I also like Cambridge 1 (Harvard) for pizza, and Tamarind Bay for Indian (Harvard Square). For something very casual and cheap, but very tasty, Clover in Harvard Square does sandwiches, salads, fries, and beer.

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